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Editors' Review

by   / March 30, 2014

Dumpster brings you one of the most sorely missed Android functions: a recycle bin that allows you to restore deleted documents, photos, music, and movies to your SD card. While effective and useful, the app cannot restore files that have been deleted before you've installed it, and occasionally lags.


Outstanding functionality: Dumpster does act like a true recycle bin, offering you the possibility to restore accidentally deleted files like family photos or videos that otherwise would be lost. It can save your day.

Straightforward and accessible: Deleted items can be sorted, previewed, and multiselected. You only have to choose which file types the app should keep an eye on, and then open the app and restore the files -- no SD card scanning or online connectivity are necessary.


Occasional slow performance: In our tests, the 800MB video we deleted did not initially appear in the deleted files list, giving us the impression that the app failed to pick it up. Five minutes later, after deleting some more files and opening the app again, the video appeared.

Increased system maintenance time: This app is a recycle bin, not a file recovery agent, so it adds another tap to the file deletion process -- deleted files are kept on your SD card until trashed within the app.

Bottom Line

Because file management on a mobile device can be awkward at times, making the accidental deletion of photos and documents a major issue for many, Dumpster brings you peace of mind, providing a function that perhaps should be implemented by default in Android. The free version will do, but the Pro version comes with screen lock protection and promises better performance.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.17.291.cf73b

Got some really cool feedback about the new Deep Scan Recovery!

Here's what we did in the meantime:

v Filter items by their type <- how the hell did we forget this!?

v Play audio files straight from the gallery

v Fixed some annoying UI glitches

We are so thankful for all of the great feedback we've been receiving from you. Keep your comments coming!


Publisher Baloota
Publisher web site
Release Date November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 2.17.291.cf73b


Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.91MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 3,441
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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